Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan Update

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Project Overview

The City of Hayward's Bicyle & Pedestrian Master Plan update will set forth detailed goals and objectives to provide a univerally accessible, safe, convenient, and integrated system that promotes walking and biking.

The update will build upon the 2007 Bicycle Master Plan, identify opportunities to improve and enhance bicycle and pedestrian facilities in Hayward. 

Where we're at: Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvements To-Date

The City of Hayward has been focused on making bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the City since the previous 2007 Bicycle Master Plan was adopted. Below are some of the key project highlights about the type of work the City has implemented to date:

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  • Approximately 82 miles of bikeways installed to-date
    - 7 miles of Multi-Use Trails installed
    - 40 miles of on-street Bicycle Lanes installed
    - 34 miles of shared-lane Bicycle Routes installed

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  • Sidewalk repair and rehabilitation
  • New sidewalk installations
  • Curb ramp upgrades to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards -Citywide
  • Intersection and lighting improvements

Why Update The Plan Now?

The City of Hayward is undertaking the Plan update effort to focus on the following: 

  1. Develop accessible, safe, and convenient facilities for users of all ages and abilities
  2. Obtain community input to reflect the diverse demographic makeup of Hayward residents and workers
  3. Integrate best practices in bikeway and pedestrian planning and design
  4. Better postition the City of Hayward to compete for local, regional, and state grant funding opportunities



The plan will be developed over three phases:

Phase I: Information Gathering

May - July 2018

In Phase I we want to hear from residentsw, businesses, and other stakeholders about what barriers to walking and biking are prevalent in our community and where the City should identify new project recommendations.

Phase II: Initial Recommendations

July - December 2018

In Phase II we will compile all community input received to-date and create draft project and programmatic recommendations for the community to review prior to incluion in the final plan document.

Phase III: Draft and Final Plan

January - July 2019

In Phase III we will draft the final plan to release it for Public Review and City Council adoption.